2018 Managment Conference: Moving Your Legal Business Forward

Event Details

Course Code: S4003
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Company & Commercial, Criminal, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate, Civil Litigation, Management, Support Staff, Property, Conferences,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260
Corporate Training Offer: Free
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

Suitable for: practice managers, managing partners, heads of HR & finance, CEOs and those with management responsibilities

9.10 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 9.40 Chair opens ~ Joanna Kingston-Davies
9.40 – 10.20 The need to innovate in legal services before solicitors are left behind Andrew Gregory
Artificial intelligence and automation will dramatically change the way we work and drive a very different sort of recruitment strategy for many law firms.  How can solicitors meet these challenges in the SME sector?
Solicitors need to collaborate with other professionals in a way which gives business owners a range of services which radically shake up the traditional model.  How can effective collaboration be achieved?
10.20 – 10.50        The evolving risks faced by law firms and how PII should be considered as part of a wider picture ~ Phil Edwards
Looking at an integrated approach to risk and insurance purchase
The broader spectrum of insurance availability
Threats to the PII market from 
The forthcoming SRA consultation on changes Brexit
10.50 – 11.00 Refreshments
11.05 – 11.35 Excellence in customer service ~ Michael Lynch 
An overview of the CSE standard
Key issues in terms of delivering excellent client care 
The assessment process
Q&A about working with CSE and the accreditation process
11.35 – 12.45 Qualifying as a Solicitor: the future ~ Keith Harper 
In 2020 significant changes will be made to the process of qualification with the introduction of the
Solicitor Qualifying Examination. This session will outline the changes and the impact on firms.
The session will cover:
Future changes – overview and timetable
The SQE – purpose and role in Continuing Competence
The examination process – skills and knowledge assessed in stages 1 and 2
Transitional arrangements.
12.45 – 1.30 Lunch 
1.30 – 2.15 Apprenticeships ~ Emma Tegerdine 
The key aspects of the new apprenticeship levy
The advantages of statutory apprenticeship agreements and the conditions that must be satisfied
The pitfalls associated with traditional apprenticeships and how to avoid them
 2.15 – 3.00 Making your firm more resilient as we navigate Brexit ~ Andrew Otterburn 
Profit and cash
Six ideas to build a more resilient firm
3.00 – 3.45 Doing business after Brexit ~ Helen Tse MBE
The potential post-Brexit models which may be adopted and the UK legal landscape post-Brexit.
Areas pertinent to running a business and the issues that are likely to arise
Appropriate steps that can mitigate risk and how businesses may take advantage of any opportunities
3.45 – 4.00 Chair summary session & close
About the speakers:
Phil Edwards is currently, and has been for the last 13 years, Managing Director of QPI Legal Ltd, a specialist independent boutique insurance broker dealing primarily with solicitors, and has spent most of his broking life over the last 18 years dealing with Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance. Being qualified in both Insurance and Risk Management disciplines, and having spent more than 35 years dealing with Corporate Insurance specialising in Risk Management, he has been able to apply those skills over the last decade or so to the Legal environment. 
Andrew Gregory is the director of Leonard Curtis Legal Limited (“LCL”). LCL is an Alternative Business Structure (“ABS”). Andrew joined Leonard Curtis Business Consulting Group Limited in January 2016 to launch the new venture. Andrew was formally a senior partner with national firm, DWF LLP.  While with DWF he spent 12 years on the board at the firm, during this period DWF developed from being a regional firm with two offices in the North West of England to a national law firm with over 14 offices by the time he left the firm. Andrew was a Legal 500 and Chambers highly rated leader in the field of restructuring and insolvency for over 15 years. 
Keith Harper is Programme Director of Harper Professional, specialising in management development for lawyers.  Keith is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Member of the Law Society Law Management Section.
Joanna Kingston-Davies became COO of the Jackson Lees Group in May 2016 following the acquisition of Lees Solicitors LLP, of which she was CEO.  In these roles over the last eleven years, she has overseen major integration and restructuring projects, structural and procedural change.  Prior to Lees, Joanna headed up the HR function at Lovells in Paris where she was involved in facilitating significant growth and change that saw the business transform into one of the largest Parisian law firms and an integral part of the firm’s international office network.  A regular speaker and columnist, Joanna is experienced in leadership, business transformation, operational infrastructure implementation and management. 
Michael Lynch is a highly qualified and experienced trainer and coach who has experience of working in the field of organisational development and assessment in the UK & overseas. He has experience as Customer Service Excellence Lead Assessor and trainer and has worked with numerous private & public sectors.  Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting.
Andrew Otterburn is a leading law firm management consultant who has advised around 250 firms of solicitors and barristers chambers in the UK and Ireland.  He has undertaken extensive consultancy work for the Law Society of England & Wales, the Legal Services Commission and the Ministry of Justice.   The 3rd edition of his book "Profitability and Law Firm Management” was published by the Law Society in 2016.  He is a former vice chair of the Executive Committee of the Law Management Section and a founding member of the Law Consultancy Network. 
Emma Tegerdine completed a law degree at Liverpool University and is a practising employment lawyer in the East Midlands.  Emma has specialised in employment law since qualification, and was a Senior Law Lecturer on the LPC and GDL at Nottingham Law School for 9 years before returning to private practice in 2011
Helen Tse MBE is the first port of call for SME companies, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs regarding corporate and commercial law matters. Helen herself is an entrepreneur, a published author and the recipient of the coveted MBE from Her Majesty The Queen in 2014.
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